Thursday, September 25, 2008


The press has made a great fuss over the fact that Governor Sarah Palin can field dress a moose. Would everyone please remember that this skill is not part of the job description for Vice President of the United States? Unless you think that the economy is about to get so bad that we'll all have to go back to hunting and gathering. In which case she'll either have to move back to Alaska or learn to hunt smaller game - there are no moose in the District of Columbia that I know of, although the Smithsonian may have one stuffed.

I was discussing this issue with my sister this morning, who commented that "She's not going to be allowed to shoot Putin and field dress him." In fact, shooting people isn't part of the Vice Presidential job description either - Dick Cheney shot that lawyer on his own time.

The trouble is, the McCain campaign is keeping such a tight rein on the governor that we can't tell what else she's capable of - and frankly, I think we ought to be able to get some kind of feel for that, before we have to vote. Why are they afraid to let her answer press questions? How many clothes is the Emperor wearing, anyhow?


  1. John McCain counts Teddy Roosevelt as a role model. Roosevelt ran on the Bull Moose ticket. Palin kills moose. Having a gun in Washington, D.C. is no longer prohibited. Coincidence? How soon until President McCain would mmet with a tragic accident at the hands of his VP?

  2. Anonymous10:02 PM

    OMG, consider the latest moose: